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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left Leavenworth federal prison before dawn today to begin home confinement in Virginia.
Vick slipped undetected past waiting cameras and reporters to leave the penitentiary after serving 19 months for financing a dogfighting ring. He was headed to Virginia by car to begin two months of home confinement before a scheduled released from federal custody on July 20.
He was accompanied by his fiance and they were traveling back to Virginia with several members of a security team arranged for by Vick's team of lawyers and advisers.
The drive from Leavenworth to Vick's Virginia home was expected to take about 19 hours.